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, obama administration lawyers argue the government can kill americans believed to be top taliban leaders posing, quote, an imminent threat of attack against the united states. >> we have acknowledged the united states that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists to prevent attacks on the united states and to save american lives. we conduct those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop plots, prevent future attacks and save american lives. the strikes are legal, ethical an wise. >> but as expected, the memo coming under fire from civil rights activists because of how broadly imminent threat is defined. quote, the condition that an operational leader present an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states does not require the united states to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future. now, the memo also has new details on legal case behind more drone strikes against al qaeda suspects. such as a strike
artillery at taliban units in eastern afghanistan. >> as we wait, lawmakers are going to be grilling john brennan, the architect of this policy during his confirmation hearings for cia director, and that's coming up tomorrow. do you think that this is going to have a big impact, a lot of questions during that confirmation directly on this? >> brennan was put on the grill before over the so called torture memos. he's a career cia officer. he's a magnificent public servant. he's extremely knowledgeable. i'm sure he will be questioned closely about all this. and that's appropriate. having said that, he's not the architect of anything. this is a responsibility the commander in chief, the secretary of defense and the cia director. so that's who we ought to hold accountable. >> are drone strikes the future? >> well, all the other nations are now building drones. and so again, there's precedence here that we should be concerned about. because this sort of tool will be use against us in the coming decades. having said that, we've got to protect the american people. we have decimated al qaeda glob
, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> malala yousafzai, who survived an attack by the taliban last october is out of the hospital and in her home in birmingham, england. her father now works for pakistan's consulate in birmingham. members of the nor weenlg wegia they've nominated her for a nobel peace prize. >>> possible senate run of ashley judd, who does her own stunts in movies. karl rev has revealed that he is very, very afraid of a judd candidacy, despite the fact that ashley judd has not even entered the race. it's just one of the really odd political stories this week, coming up. i'm grant weber and... i sell subarus to dogs. from hunting dogs... you see this will tell you your mileage and how far you've gone if you're on a trip. to lap dogs. let's talk financing. i'll get you a great deal. i think i can make you a happy dog. once you sit in a subaru, you'll stay. with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he p
't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> malala yousafzai, who survived an attack by the taliban last october is out of the hospital and in her home in birmingham, england. her father now works for pakistan's consulate in birmingham. members of the norwegian say they've nominated her for a nobel peace prize. >>> possible senate run of ashley judd, who does her own stunts in movies. karl rev has revealed that he is very, very afraid of a judd candidacy, despite the fact that ashley judd has not even entered the race. it's just one of the really odd political stories this week, coming up. >>> so how bad does president obama want to govern with the democratic majority in the house of representatives? the president has already agreed to headline at least eight fund-raisers for house democrats ahead of the 2014 election. roll call reports that obama's agreement to help dccc chairman steve israel of new york make the sell to would-be candidates is targeted districts is significant. it's transformational, israel said in an interview, adding that house democrats are firing on all cylinders like i've never s
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